The USKA was created to Promote safe Kiteboarding, and to ensure continued access for all kite sports.
Since the beginning of the sport Kiteboarding rapidly became established as an extreme sport. This has lead to a misconception as to safety. Kite sports today are risk managed, risk is mitigated with good practices and professional training. Today kite sports can be enjoyed by all age groups, in a variety of settings. This is critical to ensure that Kite-sports continue to be accepted by communities and can maintain their access to public areas.
Kiteboarding Clubs and Regional Associations have developed local rules and guidelines to develop the sport in their areas. We also support and encourage professional kiteboarding schools that teach the fundamentals of kiteboarding safety. These institutions are the backbone of our industry and our community.